The President’s call assumes significance against the backdrop of a raging controversy over the role of Governor J P Rajkhowa in Arunachal Pradesh that led to various developments culminating in the imposition of central rule.
Appearing for the rebel MLAs, senior advocate L Nageshwar Rao argued that the Speaker should have conducted an inquiry after receiving their resignation letters.
Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for some rebel Congress lawmakers, supported the Governor’s decisions saying that summoning the assembly session cannot be termed “undemocratic” and does not frustrate “democratic process”.
Dadwal, a former Commissioner of Delhi Police, was appointed on January 26 as advisor to the Governor.
Striking similarities aside, the mithun is far removed from a cow.
“President Rule is only a temporary measure. Sooner or later, a democratically elected government will be here,” he said.
The problem in the state is as much about politics as about procedures and institutional norms
The affidavit, filed by Ministry of Home Affairs, alleged that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Speaker Nabam Rebia have been playing “communal politics” against Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Mukut Mithi, a former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister and veteran Congress leader, speaks about the current crisis in the state government.
Congress Party had imposed PR more than 100 times on flimsy grounds, including Arunachal Pradesh in the past,” he said in a Facebook post.
The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure to Arunachal Pradesh Governor’s counsel as to why it was not informed about the recent developments in the state.
The petition has been filed by the state Congress Chief whip Rajesh Tacho
A party delegation led by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad met President Mukherjee on Monday and submitted a memorandum against the Cabinet’s recommendation.
He said the President had “patiently heard our grievances”, adding that the “Union Cabinet might have pursued him to take the decision”.
Article 356, is one of the articles among the Emergency provisions of the Indian Constitution. It is an Article in part XVIII (Articles 352-360).